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need some thoughts on the pros and cons of age gap


Posted anonymously, 29th November 2016


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  • About two and half years – we were going for closer to two years, but nature didn’t cooperate.


  • Two years. I think what works best is different for everyone. For me, I wanted my body recovered to some extent and my eldest not totally dependent before we had another, but I wanted them fairly close together.


  • Three years between mine. Original plan didn’t go to plan, but turned out ok


  • I have one so the gaps getting bigger every day in comparison my brother has had three in three years and its mayhem its crayness


  • 3 years. It was going to be 6 or so as I wanted the first to be at school when the second arrived. Changed my mind


  • 4 years (not by choice but by fertillity issues). I would have liked them to be a bit closer together for a lot of reasons. It was nice that my oldest was able to understand and sometimes even be helpful but being both boys it would have been great to have them closer in age so they could play with the same toys. We now have the situation where my big boy wants to play with lego but we cant have it out when the 19mo is awake because he puts it in his mouth. Also it is easier on your budget if they are close in age if you need childcare or have to return to work before they start school because your work is disrupted for a shorter period of time.


  • 2 years and 3 months. It is an ok age gap but the 2 year old doesn’t understand a lot and is still very little


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